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Congratulations Ute!

We are delighted to announce that Ute Baur-Timmerbrink was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande for her services in support of German and Austrian children of the occupation. In his laudatio, the mayor of Berlin Reinickendorf, on behalf of the Federal President, praised Ute’s voluntary work for the children born of occupation, but also emphasized her collaborative work with academic researchers and her attempts to contribute to the awareness raising of yet another facet of post-war history which had remained a taboo for too long. The CHIBOW-network joins Heide Glaesmer and Ingvill Mochmann, who were present at the award ceremony, in congratulating Ute on this well-deserved recognition o

ESR participates in the 11th Congress of Czech Historians

ESR Michal Korhel presented his research as well as the CHIBOW ITN at the professional meeting of historians of the Czech Republic that was held at the Palacký University in Olomouc from 13 to 15 September 2017. In a panel dealing with the history of childhood in the socialist Czechoslovakia Michal introduced the audience to the situation of Czech-German children in the first years under the control of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In his presentation he pointed out the continuity in the state’s relationship to children and in its policy aimed at dealing with children of German as well as Czech-German parents since the end of WWII. He also emphasized the improvement of the general p

ESR participates in workshop introducing new resources on victims of WWII

CHIBOW Early Stage Researcher Jakub Galeziowski participated in research workshop entitled Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Crimes: New Resources for Polish and East European Scholars organized by the International Tracing Service (ITS), the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (USHMM). The workshop took place in Warsaw last week. 12 scholars from Central and Eastern Europe had opportunity to learn about the archival collection of the ITS and acquire practical skills in terms of researching in the ITS Digital Archive. In mo

CHIBOW Researcher attends Summer Academy of the German Poland Institute

Early Stage Researcher Lisa Haberkern, member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Children born of war – past, present and future project,” attended the 10th Interdisciplinary Summer Academy of the German Poland Institute in Darmstadt from 2nd to 10th September. Under the heading “News form research” 18 researchers presented their projects under the supervision of the Institutes’ Julia Roettjer, Manfred Mack and Dr Peter Oliver Loew as well as with Prof. Dr. Mirja Lecke (Ruhr-University Bochum), Prof. Dr. Jerzy Kochanowski (University Warsaw) and Dr. hab. Sebastian Płóciennik (Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych / Polish Institute of International Affaires). Lis

ESR finishes secondment at SOO Foundation in the Netherlands

Kanako Kuramitsu, one of CHIBOW’s Early Career Researchers, currently conducting research on children born of Japanese fathers and Chinese mothers during and after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), has recently completed a month long secondment with an NGO based in the Netherlands - Foundation for War Victims in the East: Japanese Archives and Contacts (‘Stichting Oorlogsgetroffenen in de Oost: met Japanse archieven en contacten’ in Dutch, or SOO) based at Arnhem, the Netherlands. SOO is a non-profit organization established in 2012 in the Netherlands. Dr Kaori Maekawa—historian and representative director of SOO—is specialized in Japanese and Southeast Asian history as well as arc

CHIBOW Researcher completes Secondment at the University of Leipzig, Germany

Early Stage Researcher Lisa Haberkern, member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Children born of war – past, present and future project,” was seconded to the University of Leipzig in Germany form the 10th July to 31st August. She spend the time working at the department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, with Heide Glaesmer, vice head of the department and the networks chief of training, Marie Kaiser, the networks internal ethics advisor and fellow ESRs Saskia Mitreuter and Sophie Roupetz. Goal of the stay was to further the knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts of trauma and traumatic experiences and different models used in researchin

ESR finishes secondment at the University of Leipzig

Kanako Kuramitsu, one of CHIBOW’s Early Career Researchers, based in the Department of History at the University of Birmingham, has just concluded her secondment with a team of CHIBOW researchers at the University of Leipzig. During her stay in Leipzig, Kanako gained insights from different disciplinary perspectives, experiencing firsthand one of the benefits of being part of a multidisciplinary network that aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the experiences of children born of war. In a workshop led by Dr Heide Glaesmer, Kanako had the opportunity to share her initial findings, receiving valuable feedback from her colleagues. After the workshop, she spent time getting familiar with

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